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Lychee vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lychee and Persimmon different?

  • Lychee is higher in Vitamin C, however Persimmon is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Persimmon is 27% higher.

Litchis, raw and Persimmons, native, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Iron +706.5%
Contains more Potassium +81.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 94% 0% 12% 28% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Iron +706.5%
Contains more Potassium +81.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
10
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Equal in Vitamin C - 66
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Equal in Vitamin C - 66

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lychee Persimmon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Persimmon Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 33.5g Persimmon
Protein 0.83g 0.8g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.4g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 33.5g Persimmon
Calories 66kcal 127kcal Persimmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g g Persimmon
Fiber 1.3g g Lychee
Calcium 5mg 27mg Persimmon
Iron 0.31mg 2.5mg Persimmon
Magnesium 10mg mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 26mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 310mg Persimmon
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.07mg mg Lychee
Copper 0.148mg mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU IU Lychee
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lychee
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 66mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg mg Lychee
Vitamin B2 0.065mg mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.1mg mg Lychee
Folate 14µg µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.014mg Persimmon
Threonine mg 0.041mg Persimmon
Isoleucine mg 0.035mg Persimmon
Leucine mg 0.058mg Persimmon
Lysine 0.041mg 0.045mg Persimmon
Methionine 0.009mg 0.007mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg 0.036mg Persimmon
Valine mg 0.042mg Persimmon
Histidine mg 0.016mg Persimmon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g g Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Persimmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Lychee
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
18
Persimmon

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
5%
Lychee
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
34%
Persimmon
Fats
2%
Lychee
2%
Persimmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/nutrients
  2. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.